cwmom98 Profile - (13722449)


Home Town: Waimanalo, Hawaii, USA
Living In: Amissville, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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Blog...  1 post
Feb. 20, 2010 6:41 pm 
Updated: May 22, 2010 10:38 am
Well, here goes with my first Allrecipes blog entry. We made the Microwave Risotto tonight.  In spite of the missleading directions, & failing on the first batch, we managed to turn out a risotto that was quite edible, though not creamy like it should have been.  Not having had… MORE
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About this Cook
I have a bubbly, fun-loving personality that can be fairly opinionated when need be. I've lived a tremendously eclectic life in my 53+ years to include entertainer, gem setter, police officer, Medic, just to name a few. But my most important job of all has been wife & mother. And no ordinary wife but a Military wife. Hubby is now retired & we enjoy country living in VA with our horse, our cat, & our dog now that our children are grown. UPDATE: I'll be turning 55 in a couple of weeks. YET ANOTHER UPDATE: I'm now 59!! But best of all, I'm a Grandma times 2 & loving it!!
My favorite things to cook
Having been raised in Hawaii, I just LOVE rice!! I have so many dishes from my childhood that MUST include rice. Chili over rice; stew over rice; canned corned beef & onions over rice; fried spam & rice (btw, you can order that at nearly any McDonald's in HI!). But I also enjoy growing my own veggies & incorporating them into our family meals. My least favorite foods would be okra, beets, tripe, scrapple.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For the holidays, we have differebt traditions for different holidays. T'giving of course is turkey; Xmas is ham, Easter is roast chicken. Because hubby's birthday is Xmas day, we open our gifts on Xmas Eve leaving the day to be his own, complete with birthday cake.
My cooking triumphs
Well, I just this minute queried hubby & he says my signature dish would have to be my enchiladas. My meatloaf is a favorite as well & so is my chili. Then there's the Orange Juice Cake recipe that I stole from my sister & improved upon. I was actually PAID to make it for a local restaurant. UPDATE: I am honored that Allrecipes has published one of my recipes. Reviews are coming in slowly but so far only 1 not so happy with it. So please check out my 5-star Super Duper Slow Cooker Stroganoff.
My cooking tragedies
Well, let's see...lemon fish didn't go down well, nor did the grilled tequila chicken, but the top of the disaster list has to be the cremated chicken incident. I had put chicken pieces on the stove to boil, went for a quick walk with hubby & completely forgot about the chicken. When we returned home & he opened the front door, a huge billow of smoke came pouring out. Neighbors called the fire dept. Hubby greeted them at the door saying.."it's ok..just my wife cookin' dinner!" Update: How did I forget to mention the chocolate cornbread? Silly me! Me & my best friend wanted to make something to cheer up my mom who had been sick for a few days (we were about 12 I think). I'd seen her put sugar in cornbread so I figured why not chocolate? It was so awful the dog wouldn't even eat it but my Mom...bless her heart, she ate 2 pieces & never said a word. Aren't Moms great?!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Aunt Shirley's Dietetic Pie
Shirley, you're a genious! I made apple pie using your ingredients & it was a huge hit with the family, including my Type I diabetic son! I made two pies, one with the double crust & the 2nd with a streusel top...both were amazing. Only two things I will do differently next time...I will precook the apples for a few minutes, perhaps simmer them in the sauce...they weren't cooked enough to my liking. 2nd, I'll follow a tip I read & bake it on my baking stone. I was wondering how it would be if I used Splendid brown sugar? I'll have to try that. So thanks for posting this!!

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Reviewed On: May 17, 2010
Simple Country Ribs
Phoenix, thank you so much for this recipe. Absolutely scrumptious!!! I had two racks of ribs...they both fit perfectly into my electric roaster. I set it to the highest setting, put the lid on & let it cook for about 4 hours. We wound up with boneless ribs cuz they all fell out! lol I poured some of the sauce/water into a saucepan, let it boil for about 20 minutes, hoping that it would thicken did a little bit, but not enough so I added a bottle of sauce to it, basted the ribs & put 'em on the grill to get that bbq flavor. I will do my ribs this way from now on!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2010
Microwave Risotto
Others suggested lowering power & they were right, as we found out after totally burning the first batch. I believe that next time I make this, I'll add chopped mushrooms & peas & increase the Parmesan cheese.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2010
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